The Art of Un-War won "Best Feature Documentary" at the New Jersey International Film Festival 2022.
Film discussion after the virtual screening of The Art of Un-War at the Harvard Art Museum in April 2022 followed by Q&A.. Both filmmaker Maria Niro and Artist Krzysztof Wodiczko were present. The questions were very interesting and the discussion was engaging. https://youtu.be/RfdKNIeyjxw
I am very pleased to announce the East Coast Premiere of my documentary THE ART OF UN-WAR on April 30th at 2pm. The film will be screening at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC as part of FilmFestDC 2022. The screening is free but Registration is required.. I will be present along with Krzysztof Wodiczko for discussion with Q&A.
Super excited that The International Festival of Films on Art (Le FIFA) will close its 40th edition with "The Art of Un-War" on Sunday, March 27, online, 7:00 pm to midnight. A co-presentation with Esse and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC). Lesley Johnstone, Chief of Exhibitions at MAC sat down with me and Krzysztof Wodiczko for a special interview.
From Le FIFA
“The festival will be ending in a few days. We are currently living in a global situation that was unthinkable only a few short weeks ago. The war going on in Ukraine reminds us of the fragility of the political balance of power and the suffering and pain that tipping the balance can lead to. Artists have always denounced abuses of power and repression of freedom of expression.
Artists are essential: they remind us of all the distress that war can engender, and they preserve the strength of our humanity. It is with this in mind that we have chosen to close this edition of Le FIFA with the film THE ART OF UN-WAR by Maria Niro, about the artist Krzysztof Wodiczko. Through his public projections, this Polish-born artist denounces the glorification of war through the very monuments that celebrate it, revealing the trauma that it visits upon individuals. This poignant film once again demonstrates the power and importance of art in our lives.”
- Jacinthe Brisebois, Director of Programming of FIFA
I'm very thrilled that my feature documentary THE ART OF UN-WAR featuring Krzysztof Wodiczko and his political urban interventions was selected by SEBASTOPOL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL SDFF 2022. The film was nominated "Best Feature Film" .and won a Jury Prize with a special mention. I will be attending in person for the live screening on Fri, Mar 25th, 7:00 PM @ Robert Brent Auditorium - SCA .See the virtual screenings schedule [Available March 28, 12:01 AM - April 3, 11:59 PM, 2022] Stream online...
There is limited capacity so please RSVP here
Inter/Sect -a screening of some of my short films where public space, surveillance, poetry, film, and the the 13th and 21st centuries collide.
The screening will include select scenes from my forthcoming film Krzysztof Wodiczko: The Art of Un-War. The event will conclude with a discussion / Q&A by curator and founder of More Art, Micaela Martegani who’s produced a number of works by Wodiczko. which are featured in the The Art of Un-War. This event is made possible by City Artists Corps Grant administered by New York Foundation for the Arts, in partnership with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
I'm screening films at Queens Museum located at New York City Building, Meridian Rd, Queens, NY 11368
October 16th-Saturday at 1:00pm - Please come!
I am thrilled to be participating in the City Corps Artist Showcase at Queens Museum on October 16, 2021, at 1 pm. (please enter the museum by 12:30) Also you must reserve your free ticket here : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/timed-entry-tickets-tickets-117802563639
I will show several short experimental art films as well as select scenes from my recent documentary Krzysztof Wodiczko: The Art of Un-War. There will be a discussion with Q/A. From 12;00pm -5;00pm the Queens Museum will be hosting various artists grantees in the showcase who will be presenting art, poetry, performances, film screenings, and a workshop.
The Art of Un-War documentary chronicles the life and political work of the internationally acclaimed artist Krzysztof Wodiczko.
Wodiczko's lifelong investigation of the relationship of war and trauma is intimately explored through his public projections and urban art interventions created over the past fifty years. A pioneer of large scale projection art, Wodiczko's unique projections onto monuments and facades challenge our complacency towards war, xenophobia and displacement. Filmed with unprecedented access, this rare glimpse into the artist’s world stands as a permanent document of his thought-provoking and inspiring work.
Narrated by Krzysztof Wodiczko, and in conversations artist / activist Dread Scott, artist / writer/ activist Gregory Sholette, media artist Ani Liu, art historian Rosalyn Deutsche , artist Ewa Harabasz, curator Bozena Czubak of Fundicia Profile, curator Micaela Martegani of More Art, and Mary Sabatino of Galerie Lelong & Co. Through colleagues and fellow artists activists, we come to know Wodiczko as an empathetic media artist with a deep commitment to exposing the travesties of war and its aftermath.
IN AN ALIEN LAND, (Dir. by Maria Niro & Angela Christlieb) will be screened as part of the Director Lounge program at the contemporary art ruhr video lounge presented by Directors Lounge. CONTEMPORARY ART RUHR, MEDIA ART FAIR, 1 – 3 JUNE 2018
Filming in in South Korea for The Art of Un-War at the Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul! Super excited!!!!! I will then go to Japan and film in Hiroshima and conduct interviews as well.
Sleeping Woman has been selected to participate in Altered States an immersive exhibition of visionary experimental film and artists' film and video work at the Electro Studios Project Space in St. Leonards-on-Sea, U.K. The exhibition will form part of the Coastal Currents Arts Festival, which takes place between the 28th of August and the 13th September 2015.
Filming in Northern Ireland, for my documentary on KRZYSZTOF WODICZKO at Lumiere Festival.
Some pics of a recent shoot in Montreal for my documentary on Krzysztof Wodiczko.
My film "Sleeping Woman" is participating in COLONY 13 a Visual Arts Festival using 4 alternative spaces in the town of Cardigan, West Wales with more than 30 national and international artists exhibiting the work includes: sculpture, painting, installation, photography.
Bridge Warehouse, Teifi Wharf, Cardigan, SA43 3AA. (Above forest cafe)
August 11th- August 26th 2013 http://www.colonyprojects.co.uk
My latest film Sleeping Woman (with Dante's Canto 1) will be participating in the Film-Makers' Cooperative Holiday Mixer.
Hosted by the Film-Makers' Cooperative & Millennium Film Workshop!
Curated by Donna Cameron and Coleen Fitzgibbon.
Saturday, December 15th 2:30-5:30pm
Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Ave (at 2nd St.) NYC
A selection of FMC new additions featuring “My Mirrored Hope” by Beryl Sokoloff and “Bouquets” by Rose Lowder; short works by Kat Bauer, Donna Cameron, Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, Anja Czioska, Maya Deren, Bradley Eros, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Barry Gerson, Maria Niro, Jim Jennings, MM Serra, Paul Sharits, Smith & Lowles, Richard Sylvarnes, Stephanie Wuertz.
A 3 minute teaser of Krzysztof Wodiczko latest installation at USQ NYC From Nov 8-Dec 9 A MUST SEE. Projecting 6-9 PM every evening from November 8- December 9 Union Square Entrance 16th Street -2012.
My video Night Rain which features Antony Gormely's sculptures from his Event Horizon public art installation will be participating in Visioneca festival of experimental film and new media.
Saturday 27th October Fourth session film makers
starts 5:15pm ends 7pm - our rating - 15
Festival will be on October 27th and 28th 2012 Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight UK
Allana Joy McAfee, Arezu Meily, Bryden Williams, Cecilia Castro, Chris Abrahams, Craig Browne, Dominic Byrne, Elisabeth Warren, Fleur Wiber, Gen Lown, Hana Mai Chiew Hoogedeure, Ian Andrews, Isobel Marku-Dunworth, Kraig Grady, Leah Jet, Liam Crowley, Luke O’Donnell, Maria Niro, Michael Filocamo, Navid Ghezelayagh, Nicola Coady, Paul Greedy, Randall Taylor, Sarah Humphrey, Verena Heirich, Vicky Brown, Vienna Parreno.
October Thursday 25-November 23, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery in the Jane Foss Russell Plaza on University of Sydney campus
TORSO is screening at Anthology Film Archives
Screening Tuesday March 13th 2012.
Show begins at @ 7:00 PM. Presented through The New Filmmakers Series at Anthology Film Archives. 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.) New York, NY 10003 USA
I'm very grateful to participate in The Directors Lounge festival once again! My video Lost Signals Drifting Satellites (titled after Annie Gossfield's composition) was chosen for the The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge. Screening takes place Friday February 10th l 6pm and is curated and presented by Ingeborg Fülepp and Heiko Daxl.
The video BIRD, a collaboration with Richard Broomhall, will participate as well in The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge. Screening will take place at SaturdayFebruary 18 | 10pm This annual festivity takes place alongside The Berlin International Filmfest.
J a n u a r y 2 0 1 2
Fri Jan 27 - 8PM my video Beneath Water Runs Memory (III reimagine), one of a series, will participate in Re-Imagine: Ourselves - Yara Art Group's Winter Festival of New Art, Music & Poetry .
Ukrainian Institute of America
2 East 79th Street at Fifth Avenue (Near Metropolitan Museum of Art)
New York City
Friday Jan 27 l 8PM
Aufstand der Dinge / Insurrection of Things / La révolte des choses
Opening / Eröffnung / L'ouverture EXTENDED
Togostr. 313351 Berlin
Friday, January 20th 2012, at 8 pm.
Until February 26th
Opening Hours Tuesday to Thursday 14 -18 hrs or on request +49 (0)15228955612
MIM & MORE is a project by
m e d i a i n m o t i o n berlin/zagreb
Documentation of Laurie Anderson + Philip Glass performing live at the FMC Annual Benefit.
To see all the videos visit the White Light multimedia section. Here is a Director's cut.
This is my director's cut of some artistic web videos I've produced/directed recently for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - White Light Festival. http://www.whitelightfestival.org
Video Maria Niro 2011 www.marianiro.com
Sound Kevin FLyn
A U G U S T 2 0 1 1
J U L Y 2011
This July more films added to The Film-Makers' Coop /The New American Cinema Group search for NIRO. Now available for rental Terminal Beach, Fast Cut Chase Dream, Glitch Telemetry, Waiting Off My Chest, Torso, Counterfeit Sex Series.
Glitch Telemetry participates in
C.A.R. 2011 Media Art Fair 3.-5. June at the Zollverein world heritage site.
At the WELTERBE ZOLLVEREIN
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
Zollverein Schacht XII
NOT A CAR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — NOT A CAR
Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) and Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.) are proud to present NOT A CAR, a special all-media, cross-cultural exhibition featuring the highlights from the C.A.R. art fair in Essen, Germany, alongside original contemporary artworks by Los Angeles artists debuting at Gallery 825 on April 9, 2011. The exhibit, juried by Silvia Sonnenschmidt and Thomas Volkmann, will present a unique cross section of international galleries, artists and ideas. Exhibit runs through April 29, 2011.
Saturday, April 9, 6 to 9p
April 9 to April 29, 201
825 N. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Images (clockwise from top): David Jang, Susan Bolles, Musk Ming
Waiting (off my chest) chosen for the European Media Art Festival Osnabrück 27. April - 01. May 2011. Participating artists are invited to partake in panel discussions at event.
Germany. See link for schedule.
Ten days long, starting daily at 6 pm, issue- and country-specific programs and the best films of the Open Call will be presented. Further highlights include Jean-Gabriel Périot, one of the most important exponents of French experimental film; theCollectif Jeune Cinéma; Alexei Dmitriev (St. Petersburg), shooting star of the international curator scene; Berlin gallerist Fridey Mickel; Kika Nicolela (Brazil);Klaus W. Eisenlohrs “Urban Research”; the Zebra Poetry Film Festival and films by artists of the Myriam Blundell Project (London), to name only a few.
Meinblau Gallery, Pfefferberg
Christinenstr. 18 | Schönhauser Allee 176
U Senefelder Platz
10119 Berlin Mitte
daily from 6 pm
Opening Party: Thurs, 10th, 8 pm all screenings: free admission
Findings (Part 4) a video created with still film photography and video is published in the book Reframing Photography Theory and Practice. The video appears on the book's website. See The ARTISTS' GALLERY, a collection of video documentaries in which artists present their work, talk about interests and goals, and reveal details of their process.
Wednesday, November 17 at 7-10pm, 2010.
Exit Art Gallery
475 Tenth Avenue (btw 36th and 37th Street)
New York, NY
PROGRAM 2: The New Underground
Don't Kill the Weatherman! (Martha Colburn, 2007, 5 minutes)
Myth Labs (Martha Colburn, 2008, 7:30 minutes)
Capitalism: Child Labor (Ken Jacobs, 2006, 14 minutes)
Manuelle Labor (Marie Losier, 2007, 10 minutes)
Lunch Break on the Xerox Machine (Marie Losier, 2009, 3 minutes)
Glitch Telemetry (Maria Niro, 2010, 3 minutes)
Dorian (Michelle Handelman, 2009, 9 minutes)
Atalanta: Thirty-Two Years Later (Lynne Sachs, 2006)
The Small Ones (Lynne Sachs, 2007, 4 minutes)
Burn, Volume 1 (Bradley Eros, 2004, 5:30 minutes)
Announcing a new group I formed and will curate ART VIDEO FILM - A GLOBAL LABORATORY a virtual video group for artists around the world experimenting with film, video, photography, sound and new media. Membership to the group is available to any artist with a vimeo account and whose works fall into non traditional time based media. The virtual group will be housed at vimeo website under groups. There are currently close to one thousand members and there are plans to hold a festival showcasing some of the works in the near future.
Glitch Telemetry chosen for Video _ DUMBO Festival 2010. Screening Saturday September 25 at 3:00 PM at 112 Water Street (Between Washington and Adams) DUMBO Brooklyn NY. This event is part of the DUMBO Arts Festival.
Tweak 2010 chose Glitch Telemetry to be included in its digital art festival held in Limerick, Ireland September 13th and 24th 2010.
Cinema.3pm Saturday 18th September
Belltable, 36 Cecil Street,
Celebrating its 2nd year Tweak Cinema brings a curated showcase of some of the best in contemporary and international moving image. From short films, animations, to motion graphics, tweak cinema brings together an eclectic range of works from internationally renowned directors including David O Reilly, Yves Geleyn, Benjamin Ducroz.
International Digital Art Festival has selected Glitch Telemetry as one of the finalist for the festival. Organized by and screening at The National Academy of Art 13-17 September 2010 Sofia Bulgaria.
Terminal Beach will be screening on Souvenirs From Earth, a Cable TV Station broadcasting Art in France and Germany 2009 -2010. Souvenirs From Earth